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UPDATE: There is no real determination on victims and injuries at this point but the manhunt is still ongoing per local scanner traffic.
They may have a suspect and a description stay tuned for updates
Law enforcement is investigating a shooting near Francis Howell High School in Missouri; resulting in a campus lockdown.
According to school officials, a male teacher was shot while jogging on a nearby trail just before 3 p.m. and went back to the school to get help. He was not on school grounds at the time, but it’s unclear if he was on the Katy Trail or in the nearby Busch Wildlife area.
The high school was on lockdown as of 3:45 p.m. Wednesday while police investigated.
UPDATE: Students are being escorted to their vehicles.
St. Charles County Police are investigating the shooting that happened south of the school. It is not clear what caused the shooting or if anyone is injured. Police will be providing an update once their investigation gathers more evidence.
From their Twitter: “
#SCCPDNews–The St. Charles County Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred south of Francis Howell High School. The incident did not occur on school property. More details will be released as they are confirmed”
#SCCPDNews–The St. Charles County Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred south of Francis Howell High School. The incident did not occur on school property. More details will be released as they are confirmed pic.twitter.com/WQlFAPJBe4
— SCCMOPD (@SCCMOPD) November 29, 2017
The man was transported to a hospital by ambulance.
The calendar for the school said they had an early dismissal today, but did not say when students would be released.
Parents picking up students from extracurricular activities need to report to the Activities Office to get their students.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
Police say the teacher regularly jogs on this trail. He ran past someone on the trail and didn’t think anything of it. He later heard a gunshot, felt some pain in his chest, and realized he was injured. Several more shots were fired by the suspect before fleeing the area.
The injured teacher is currently in the hospital and being treated for the gunshot wound. Police say he has a non-life threatening injury.
There is a police helicopter in the area and dogs on the ground searching for the suspect. He is described as a white male, 30-40 years-old with a black coat and dark pants.
The campus is currently on lockdown. Four other area elementary schools were also placed on lockdown. Students are being escorted to vehicles for pickup.
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